Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tick Tock, Kyle Busch Adds Martinsville Clock to Trophy Case

After many tries and many attempts Kyle Busch finally won his first Camping World Truck Series Race at Martinsville. That was Saturday. On Sunday the driver of the #18 had the same drought in the Sprint Cup Series. On Sunday that drought got that one drop of rain it needed to be a flood and Kyle Busch went to Victory Lane for the first time in 2016. AJ Allmendinger finished a season best 2nd! Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, and Brad Keselowski rounded out the Top 5. A race filled with hard racing and a few crashes ended with yet another thrilling finish!

NASCAR News Source Driver of The Week

AJ Allmendinger did everything he needed to do today to be in the running for the Victory at the end. Despite not landing the Win, Allmendinger improved over much of his 2016 performance. When it comes to drivers who can drive tracks like these very well, tracks like Watkins Glen. Allmendinger almost found himself in victory lane for the 2nd time of his career but it came short. A win is coming soon for this one car team and I feel Sonoma is a pretty big chance! Also don't forget Bristol, another short track. Also want to shout out Michael McDowell and Circle Sport Leavine Family Racing, Technical teammates of AJ Allmendinger's on their 24th place finish. 

NASCAR Pick 4 (First Point to......)

Ryan Newman finished 10th just nudging Joey Logano for the first Pick 4 Point of the Season. Be sure to tune in later this week to see who is eligible for the Pick 4 at Texas!

Results from Martinsville!

1 18 Kyle Busch
2 47 AJ Allmendinger
3 42 Kyle Larson
4 3 Austin Dillon
5 2 Brad Keselowski
6 19 Carl Edwards
7 14 Brian Vickers
8 27 Paul Menard
9 48 Jimmie Johnson
10 31 Ryan Newman
11 22 Joey Logano
12 16 Greg Biffle
13 41 Kurt Busch
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
15 20 Matt Kenseth
16 10 Danica Patrick
17 4 Kevin Harvick
18 78 Martin Truex Jr.
19 21 Ryan Blaney
20 24 Chase Elliott
21 23 David Ragan
22 5 Kasey Kahne
23 1 Jamie McMurray
24 95 Michael McDowell
25 15 Clint Bowyer
26 44 Brian Scott
27 6 Trevor Bayne
28 38 Landon Cassill
29 83 Matt DiBenedetto
30 98 Cole Whitt
31 13 Casey Mears
32 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
33 34 Chris Buescher
34 7 Regan Smith
35 46 Michael Annett
36 32 Joey Gase
37 55 Reed Sorenson
38 30 Josh Wise
39 11 Denny Hamlin
40 43 Aric Almirola

Next Weekend

Ready for some Duck Hunting? The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the Duck Commander 500! Jimmie Johnson went 2-0 last year at Texas, can he win another one? Round 7 will be the first night race with the new rule package. Definitely will be one to watch as Texas is always!  

 

Historic Four for Gilliland!

Todd Gilliland's unbeaten streak continues into the history books. The 15-year-old Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, driver went from third to first following a late-race restart at Kern County Raceway Park en route to capturing Saturday night's NAPA Auto Parts 150. It was Gilliland's second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win in as many starts this season. More impressively, it was Gilliland's fourth win in his first four career NASCAR K&N Pro Series starts. With the win, Gilliland matched the record set by International Motorsports Hall of Famer Dan Gurney. Gurney won the first four NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series races he entered -- combination races with the then-Grand National Series at California's old Riverside Speedway. The Pacific Coast Late Model, which began in 1954, has evolved into the current NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Ryan Partridge, Cole Rouse, Riley Herbst, and Chris Eggleston rounded out the Top 5!

Results

1 1 16 Todd Gilliland
2 14 9 Ryan Partridge
3 4 6 Cole Rouse
4 3 19 Riley Herbst
5 2 50 Chris Eggleston
6 7 17 David Mayhew
7 11 27 Gracin Raz
8 13 7 Noah Gragson
9 5 61 Johnny Borneman
10 6 54 Julia Landauer
11 15 30 Ron Norman
12 19 84 Rich DeLong III
13 20 6 John Wood
14 23 36 Jesse Iwuji
15 17 77 Juan Esteban Garcia
16 9 21 Blaine Perkins
17 16 14 Matt Levin
18 8 29 Parker Stephens
19 12 55 Buddy Shepherd
20 21 38 Colton Nelson
21 22 15 Jack Sellers
22 10 20 Blaine Rocha
23 18 11 Takuma Koga

Next Race

Todd Gilliland will continue to chase history on April 16 as he's entered in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to action May 7 at Arizona’s Tucson Speedway. As the logo is shown next to the writing, Bristol is next for the NASCAR K&N Series for the East. Todd Gilliland is entered and will go for #5 at the World's Fastest Half Mile!